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Ghost Story
Living alone
A philanthropist



If your story is listed below in the top 4, congratulations on advancing to the 3rd and final round kicking off at 11:59PM EDT this Friday, April 29th!  Regardless of how you placed, everyone should be proud of making it to the 2nd Round from an original field of over 2,000 writers and rising to each challenge along the way.  Best of luck to the finalists this weekend and thank you again to everyone for participating! 


#1 'A Just Reward' by William Dock SYNOPSIS - A newly-deceased man finds himself confronted by his past.

#2 'The Pebble in Your Shoe' by Imogen Harris SYNOPSIS - In the words of Muhammad Ali: “It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.”

#3 'Money Tree Shade' by Drew Buxton SYNOPSIS - A young social worker learns that in Little Rock money is the only way to get things done while the ghost of the city’s richest and most hated man makes a desperate attempt to buy back his soul.

#4 'Of Death and Gnats and Tea' by Elizabeth Johnson SYNOPSIS - After her mother’s death, Kathy returns to her childhood home where a family friend consoles and confides in her. Kathy must confront her memories, but when secrets are exposed, can she still say that she is alone?

#Honorable Mention 'Dark Eyes and Peonies' by Sarah Stevens SYNOPSIS - How will she escape her abusive husband, when even death can't stop him?

#Honorable Mention 'Hell Money' by Mike Swift SYNOPSIS - Nelson Thomas wasn’t your ordinary billionaire philanthropist, and when an old beggar gives him the chance to give to a charitable cause, Nelson chooses poorly.

#Honorable Mention 'In Guilt We Are Bound' by Tania Holland SYNOPSIS - Two men are haunted. Only one is alive.

#Honorable Mention 'Waiting For The Mail' by Beth Miles SYNOPSIS - Ted Collins, a recovering "momma's boy" wonders why his lifelong friend (and mail carrier), Melva hasn't delivered the mail, yet. As day turns into evening, the truth becomes a nightmare.



2nd Round Heat Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
2 Becker Samuel Henry Denver CO US
2 Bennett Laura Southport Merseyside GB
2 Botney Margaret Fanwood NJ US
2 Buresi Jessica Calgary AB CA
2 Buxton Drew Arequipa   PE
2 Cook Jenni Fayetteville AR US
2 Corrigan Catharine East Meadow NY US
2 Dock William Seattle WA US
2 Dodd Meredith Kirkland WA US
2 Gefrides Lisa Houston TX US
2 Grandi Gina Brooklyn NY US
2 Haken Lynn Mpumalanga RSA ZA
2 Holland Sandra North Hollywood CA US
2 Holland Tania Halls Head WA AU
2 Hubert Brian Buffalo NY US
2 Huntington Lee Yellow Springs OH US
2 Johnson Elizabeth Charlotte NC US
2 Johnson Hunter Santa Barbara CA US
2 Kearley Kreg Spring Valley CA US
2 Kinghorn Shawn Stoney Creek ON CA
2 Lacy Anne Seattle WA US
2 Lamb Heidi Riverside RI US
2 Logan Shelley Dallas TX US
2 Miles Beth Birmingham AL US
2 Sealey Linda Parkton NC US
2 SLAUSON Laura Kelowna BC CA
2 Stevens Sarah Evansville IN US
2 Swift Mike Crawfordville FL US
2 Wilson Boget Erin Lansing MI US






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